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New classification of acute papilledema in children with severe malaria

Abstract:

Raised intracranial pressure is a feature of cerebral malaria in children living in Africa. We investigated specific clinical optic disc features of papilledema to establish their prognostic significance in this encephalopathy. We developed a classification of acute papilledema and tested it against disease outcome. Kenyan children admitted with severe falciparum malaria (cerebral or impaired consciousness) underwent dilated fundal examination using direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy. Clinica...

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10.3233/JPN-2009-0317

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Beare, NAV More by this author
Musumba, CO More by this author
Lochhead, J More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of Pediatric Neurology
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
381-388
Publication date:
2009
DOI:
EISSN:
1305-0613
ISSN:
1304-2580
URN:
uuid:add96a05-73c3-4a31-b77b-c0326825aab2
Source identifiers:
185735
Local pid:
pubs:185735
Language:
English
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